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Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable by Malcolm Harkins

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CHAPTER 7

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A New Security Architecture to Improve Business Agility

Reality and Rhetoric

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.

—Jack Welch

Some Star Trek episodes feature suspense-filled battles in which adversaries use sophisticated phase-shifting weapons that can be rapidly adjusted until they find a way to penetrate static force-field defenses. For a beleaguered starship, the only effective response is to use similarly adaptable and fast-changing shields.

As information security professionals, we also need extremely agile defenses that can be quickly adapted ...

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